I went to the game and we really came out strong going up 3-0. The downfall was in the 2nd quarter when we had 3 consecutive 1:00 minute non-release penalties in which Loyola not only scored on all 3 but seized momentum. We turned the ball over too easily after working so hard to get it back. Cooney was neutralized in the 2nd and 3rd quarters at the X so any goal we scored we really couldn't mount a comeback. It looked like Loyola was working out the kinks in the 1st qtr since it was their first game, they really found a groove on both ends of the field. We were badly outshot and Loyola controlled the play for much of the last 3 quarters. I don't have balls being shot 90+ mph at my limited padded body so I am not a good judge of how our goalie play was but we let in a few long range goals that had people groaning around me. He may have been screened but I couldn't tell. #30 Grant Kaleikau for UD is a special player, he has so many moves one on one and is really strong on the ball for his size.
Overall we were outplayed for about 40 minutes (we owned the 1st qtr and the first 5 minutes of the 4th qtr). Their facility is absolutely beautiful, with numerous bathrooms, concessions, upper and lower level seating, luxury/press boxes, huge video board with live stats/replays, and fairly easy access for being within the city limits of Baltimore...Sidenote: I guess that's what $62 million dollars will get you when lacrosse is your school's flagship program. Also Coach Keeler and his wife were in attendance as their son Jackson Keeler is a sophomore on the lax team.
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